Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 May 2032 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 May 2032 at 16:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 16 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 399 of Meeus index or 1352 from Brown series.
Length of current 399 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour shorter than next lunation 400 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of perigee on 3 May 2032 at 20:49 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2032 at 22:18 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 377 911 km (234 823 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 274 km (251 204 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2032 at 22:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.640°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.649° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 9 May 2032 at 13:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.